Okonomiyaki – Japanese Savoury Pancake

Okonomiyaki – Japanese Savoury Pancake

Okonomiyaki – Japanese Savoury Pancake

Ingredients - Serves 4

4 cups cabbage, finely shredded

1 large carrot, finely julienned

1 small sweet potato, grated

2 large potatoes, grated

1 large onion, thinly sliced

½ cup spring onion, finely sliced                      

1/2 cup rice flour *

1/2 cup self-raising flour * 

3 eggs 

salt and pepper to taste

Vegetable oil, for cooking 


Obento Tonkatsu Sauce  or ABC Sweet Soy Sauce 

Kewpie mayonnaise 

Bonito flake (Katsuobushi)*

Obento Yaki Nori sheet, cut into strips


1.   Combine cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onion, spring onion, flour, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.

3.   Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add ½ cup of vegetable mixture to frying pan.

4. Cook pancake until bottom is golden brown then flip over. Add more oil as necessary.

5.   Cook the other side until it is thoroughly cooked and golden brown.  

6. Remove pancake and place on a plate.

6.   Drizzle with Tonkatsu sauce, mayonnaise, bonito flakes and Yaki Nori strips. Serve hot. 

*rice flour substitute, dont stress if you dont have rice flour, just use extra plain or self raising flour instead

*for a gluten free recipe, substitute SRF with rice flour